SparkFun Electronics is a startup that utilized an early and heavy reliance on open source technology to grow rapidly with no outside investment. Now open source permeates the culture from software to operations to open hardware products, but sticking to open source while mitigating risk and pressing innovation has not been without its challenges.
The hacker community has enthusiastically embraced the Arduino microcontroller. Linux and Open Source hackers are some of the most sophisticated and forward thinking in the business. This talk with give them plenty of ideas for building highly capable, remote sensor projects.
The Yocto Project™ is an open source collaboration project that provides tools to enable you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products. This presentation describes the project in detail, contrasts it with other existing solutions, and provides a working example showing how you can create your own embedded distribution, with or without hardware.
Inspired by a friend's X10-wired house in the 1990's, this talk is a modern take on the "smart home", searching for a more organic connection to our digital selves.